In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Heatsink Fan & CPU on your Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 10 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Heatsink Fan & CPU.
Before you begin
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Tools needed for this laptop repair
- 1 x small phillips head screw driver
- 1 x small plastic scribe
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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron N5030 / M5030 Heatsink Fan & CPU
- Slide the battery locking latch to the unlocked position.
- Slide the battery latch over and the battery out of the laptop.
- Remove the (2) 2.5mm x 5mm screws.
- Remove the 12 base screws.
- Turn the laptop over and open it up.
- Using a scribe or a flat head screw driver, press in the 3 latches that allow the keyboard to lift up.
- Carefully lift up the keyboard and slide it forward.
- Unplug the keyboard cable.
- Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
- Unplug the 3 palmrest cables.
- Carefully unsnap the palmrest from the laptop base.
- Unplug the LCD cable and carefully remove it from the fan.
- Unplug the fan.
- Loosen the 4 heatsink screws.
- Lift the heatsink and fan away from the motherboard.
- Turn the CPU locking screw counterclockwise until the CPU is loose.
- Lift the CPU out of the motherboard socket.
- Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.
- Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
- **This image is used only as an example.**
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